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Design

Anti-Eco Shirts

October 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Great shirts from Anti-Eco. Made from 100% organic/recycled materials and manufactured in Peru through a fair trade cooperative. “Our mission is to provoke awareness, stimulate dialogue, and alter actions regarding the cultivation and conservation of our earth’s resources.” (via design work life)

 

 



Design

Posters Printed with Oil from the BP Spill

October 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Anthony Burrill (previously) has designed a poster that’s being screenprinted with oil salvaged from the BP spill.

Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Profits go to the ‘Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’. The oil was collected direct from the polluted beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

More info over at Eye blog. (via @whatkatiedoes)

 

 



Design

Made in Peckham: Hendzel+Hunt Turn Local Scraps Into Furniture

October 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

London-based design studio Hendzel+Hunt set out to reclaim locally discarded materials such as palettes and leftover scraps from the streets and recycle them into some pretty snazzy furniture. See the whole collection. (via cool hunting)

 

 



Design Food

Ballard Bee Company

October 5, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Ballard Bee Company is an urban pollination company in Seattle, comprised of about 50 hives. Because Seattle limits the number of hives a resident can have their yard, Ballard contracts with dozens of individuals who volunteer to host hives in exchange for a couple bottles of glorious local honey each year. The end product is then sold to nearby restaurants and boutiques. A great interview with founder Corky Luster on Seattlest. (via mister crew)

 

 



Design

Eco-Reminder Electrical Switch & Socket Stickers

September 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It’s easy to take for granted the magic of electricity in your home, but these whimsical self-adhesive stickers are a clever reminder of what it really takes to light your room or power your vacuum. PVC-free and standardized for use in the UK, I’m sensing a US market opportunity here. For sale on Hu2.

 

 



Craft Design

A Venice Exhibit Brainstorms New Life for Old Gondola Posts

September 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Entries by David Chipperfield and Paola Navone for the “Tra le Briccole di Venezia” (“Among the posts in Venice”) exhibition that explores ways to recycle the massive oak posts used to dock gondolas.

The so called “briccole”, the posts in chestnut oak on which Venice is built, are used for docking gondolas and as beacons. They are at least ten meters (32.8 feet) high and once driven into the lagoon, they have an average life not longer than 5-10 years. Their section affected by tide rise and fall becomes the natural home for microorganisms as well as sea flora and fauna, but once corroded, they are completely replaced.